Student Government

ASNAU – Associated Students of Northern Arizona University is the undergraduate student governing board. The Executive Branch consists of the Student Body President, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Student Affairs. The Student Senate is composed of senators who are elected yearly from each college; five senators are also elected to represent the students at large. Another branch of ASNAU is the Arizona Students’ Association, which is a statewide student-lobbying group. These delegates represent concerns regarding higher education before the Arizona Board of Regents, the state legislature, and the federal government. There are many ways to get involved in student government. The New Student Organization is a great avenue that allows incoming students to learn more about ASNAU and the campus. ASNAU sponsors Homecoming activities, Family Weekend, Holiday Week, The LOUIE Awards, leadership retreats, and recreational events. Also offered are free services such as notary public and legal services. ASNAU officers are located in the University Union, room 206. For more information call 928-523-4971.

GSG – Graduate Student Government is the governing board for graduate students at Northern Arizona University.  The GSG Executive officers consist of a graduate President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary elected by the graduate student majority.  The Representative body is formed of representatives elected yearly from each college as well as two extended campus representatives and two at-large representatives. The GSG offers travel awards for graduate students, upholds a housing listserv, advocates for increased graduate assistant benefits and tuition remission, collaborates with the Arizona Students’ Association and the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students on state and national higher education issues, serves on university-wide committees, and organizes social gatherings for graduate students and families.  GSG officers are located in the Graduate College, Ashurst, room A101.  For more information, call 928-523-8897.

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF NAU

(ASNAU) University Union 206, 928-523-4971
The Associated Students of Northern Arizona University is the undergraduate student body government. All fee-paying students are members. The primary concern of ASNAU is to promote the students' views in various university policies and to aid in maintaining the quality of the educational system at NAU. 
ASNAU consists of three branches; the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial. The Executive branch of ASNAU consists of the President, Vice President for Student Services, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief of Staff. The Legislative branch is made up of Senators elected from the various schools and colleges of the university with several senators elected "at large" from the general student population. ASNAU works to provide leadership on behalf of the student body to the university administration, Arizona Board of Regents and the Arizona Legislature regarding matters of educational concern at Northern Arizona University. The judicial branch is comprised of the ASNAU Supreme Court which interprets the ASNAU, Arizona, and United States constitutions regarding student government issues. There are many opportunities for involvement in ASNAU through a variety of appointed positions. Some of the appointed positions include: Arizona Students Association (ASA) delegates, Public Relations Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator, Leadership Coordinator, Chief of Staff student members of university committees, as well as other special committee and task force assignments. 

ASA serves two general purposes: (1) act as a coordinating body for the three Associated Students' organizations on matters affecting students in the university system, and (2) offer contract services to students and student associations in furtherance of the educational, recreational and social goals of the university. 

ASNAU also provides a variety of other student services. These include free notary service, organizational allocations, speakers, leadership development, and activities for special events (i.e. Family Weekend, Homecoming, and Holiday Week). 

Open meetings are held weekly. All students are encouraged to submit complaints, ideas, and general feedback on any programs sponsored by ASNAU or in any areas that may affect the general student body. ASNAU is your student government - GET INVOLVED! The offices are located on the second floor of the University Union, Room 206 and are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ASNAU BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

ASNAU committees, comprised entirely of undergraduate students, investigate and discuss matters of significance to the student body, and make recommendations to the university administration. Students on these boards and committees in areas such as residence life, food service, parking, etc., play an important role in the formulation of university policy.

FRESHMEN PROGRAMS - ASNAU

The New Student Organization is an organization within ASNAU. NSO strives to involve freshmen and transfer students in student government activities as well as a variety of campus and community events. 

NSO members coordinate social and service projects throughout the year, promote various ASNAU activities in conjunction with ASNAU, and serve as pages for ASNAU Senate meetings. 
Students are selected for NSO during the early part of the fall semester. If you are interested in being a part of NSO, come by the ASNAU Office (University Union, Room 206) and pick up an application, or call 928-523-4971.

GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT

(GSG) Ashurst A101 928-523-8897

The Graduate Student Government is the graduate student body government. All enrolled graduate students are members. The primary concern of GSG is to promote graduate education and enhance graduate life at NAU.

GSG consists of two branches; the Executive and Representative. The Executive branch of GSG consists of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The Representative branch is made up of representatives elected from the various schools and colleges of the university with two representatives elected "at large" from the general student population. GSG also works to provide leadership on behalf of the student body to the university administration, Arizona Board of Regents and the Arizona Legislature regarding matters of educational concern at Northern Arizona University. Working with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, GSG also lobbies at the national level to enhance graduate education.  Some appointed positions include: Arizona Students Association (ASA) delegates, university-wide committees and standing committees including Marketing and Communication, Policy and Legislative Action, Social Activities, and Appropriations and Travel Awards.

Open meetings are held bi-monthly. All students are encouraged to submit complaints, ideas, and general feedback on any programs sponsored by GSG or in any areas that may affect the graduate student body.

GSG BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

GSG committees, comprised of graduate students, investigate and discuss matters of significance to the student body, and make recommendations to the university administration. Students on these boards and committees in areas such as parking, etc., play an important role in the formulation of university policy.